You may not be letting go of a fabulous Elvis decanter, but this new "how to" we just ran across certainly wouldn't hurt your chances of moving the merchandise, whatever it is...Photojojo has gathered up hot tips on making your photos of whatever you are selling look better...ka-ching!
Lighting - natural is best and don't forget to use the white balance function on your camera
Background - simplify, simplify, simplify
How to shoot - a tripod helps, so does your macro setting for small items
What to shoot - essentially...way more than you think you need to!
Check out the whole tutorial here.